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#31 marcush39

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:10 PM

Not sure if it’s the right thread but I want to ask about putter grips.

I bought a putter about four months ago after a SAM fitting. I learnt a lot from that fitting including my “arc” which was nothing like what I thought it was. It also showed me where I “miss” most which is a slight closing of the face forcing the ball to miss right (LH player).

I was fitted to a Spider putter with a Super Stroke Pistol 2.0 grip. I don’t know why but I’ve never been a fan of it, just doesn’t feel comfortable despite it giving me the best results in my fitting. I paid extra to have that grip because it gave the best results but have struggled with feel on the course and am second guessing whether it was the right call despite seeing an improvement in my putting. Is it something I should be persisting with despite not feeling comfortable? Or should I try the alternative even though I may not get the same improved results?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

Not sure if it’s the right thread but I want to ask about putter grips.
I bought a putter about four months ago after a SAM fitting. I learnt a lot from that fitting including my “arc” which was nothing like what I thought it was. It also showed me where I “miss” most which is a slight closing of the face forcing the ball to miss right (LH player).
I was fitted to a Spider putter with a Super Stroke Pistol 2.0 grip. I don’t know why but I’ve never been a fan of it, just doesn’t feel comfortable despite it giving me the best results in my fitting. I paid extra to have that grip because it gave the best results but have struggled with feel on the course and am second guessing whether it was the right call despite seeing an improvement in my putting. Is it something I should be persisting with despite not feeling comfortable? Or should I try the alternative even though I may not get the same improved results?


I like the feel of a fatter grip, but am not a fan of the SuperStroke range. For me they are to firm. I like a softer fatter grip, hence why ive gone with the GP Tour SENSR.

There are a lot of options for fatter grips now, the FlatCat isone that really intregues me
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:43 PM

I like the feel of a fatter grip, but am not a fan of the SuperStroke range. For me they are to firm. I like a softer fatter grip, hence why ive gone with the GP Tour SENSR.

There are a lot of options for fatter grips now, the FlatCat isone that really intregues me

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

Well, the grip is firm but I’m not certain it’s the firmness. It’s difficult to describe, just can’t feel the putter weight that well. Speed control has definitely improved and I feel like now that I know more about the intricacies of my putting stroke, I can get the ball rolling along the line more consistently but something doesn’t seem right, I’m just not comfortable with the thickness of the grip.

Maybe it’s because it’s so different to any other grip I’ve ever played, I’ve never had one of these thick grips. Maybe it’s something I’ve got to get used to but I have had this thing a few months now, I wonder how long it will be until I do feel comfortable with it.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:06 AM

Let's be honest...if it's different...or quirky...you like it. Never one for the path most travelled. True?


That is very true Golden Gonads
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:24 AM

Well, the grip is firm but I’m not certain it’s the firmness. It’s difficult to describe, just can’t feel the putter weight that well. Speed control has definitely improved and I feel like now that I know more about the intricacies of my putting stroke, I can get the ball rolling along the line more consistently but something doesn’t seem right, I’m just not comfortable with the thickness of the grip.

Maybe it’s because it’s so different to any other grip I’ve ever played, I’ve never had one of these thick grips. Maybe it’s something I’ve got to get used to but I have had this thing a few months now, I wonder how long it will be until I do feel comfortable with it.

 

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I hope the putter fitter really did fit you for the putter taking into account length, loft, lie  and ability to aim putter and not just fitted the putter to you.

 

your distance control has improved and you are rolling on line so this indicates a good improvement in putter set up.

 

The feel you say is not right may well be the putter set up correcting your previous faults.

 

if you dont like the grip, go back to the fitter and ask then to put the standard Taylormade grip on putter, then try that for a few weeks and see if that has a effect on performance.

That is part of the complete fitting process. 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:09 AM

I believe so mate as there are things that changed from my previous set up. I didn’t know for instance that I had a slight arc going inside the line, I thought I was taking the putter straight back & through, as was my intention. I was previously using a 33” putter but was fitted to the 35”.

I tried the stock TM grip & the super stroke grip in the fitting (as well as others I may add) and the numbers were better with the SS grip so shelled out the extra for that. As mentioned earlier, my miss is closing the face, so a flip of the face on the downstroke which I was told would be minimal with the SS grip, the numbers backed that up.

On the surface, looking at the pure results, my putting is much better. Since putting the new putter into play I’m an average 5-6 shots better a round & far less three putts due to better distance control but the feel is just off for me. I mentioned it to a regular playing partner & he said I’m putting well & not to mess with it, that my being uncomfortable was me adjusting to a very different putter setup. I think that has merit but the feel of the putter today is no different to the feel I got when I first used it. Maybe I’m a slow learner? ;)

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:38 AM

Well, the grip is firm but I’m not certain it’s the firmness. It’s difficult to describe, just can’t feel the putter weight that well. Speed control has definitely improved and I feel like now that I know more about the intricacies of my putting stroke, I can get the ball rolling along the line more consistently but something doesn’t seem right, I’m just not comfortable with the thickness of the grip.

Maybe it’s because it’s so different to any other grip I’ve ever played, I’ve never had one of these thick grips. Maybe it’s something I’ve got to get used to but I have had this thing a few months now, I wonder how long it will be until I do feel comfortable with it.


Do u know if the head weight a lot higher than your old putter??

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 05:49 AM

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On the surface, looking at the pure results, my putting is much better. Since putting the new putter into play I’m an average 5-6 shots better a round & far less three putts due to better distance control but the feel is just off for me. I mentioned it to a regular playing partner & he said I’m putting well & not to mess with it...


Yep.

So, how good will you go when it feels right?

My guess, fitting has you into the correct putter(length, lie, loft) but grip not feeling right. So, as others have suggested, go back and get the grip changed.

You may need to try a few to find "the one" for you. It's just like girlfriends n wives ;-)

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:31 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys. Think I will go and try another grip. There was a stock TM grip with the spider on it, I quite liked it but results were better with the SS grip strangely enough. I have to go to TM later in any case, I’ll get it re-gripped. Cheers 👍
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:20 PM

New Winn putter grip fitted & used for the first time in comp round today. No three putts & holed just about everything from 5ft & in. Makes such a difference!
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:10 PM

New Winn putter grip fitted & used for the first time in comp round today. No three putts & holed just about everything from 5ft & in. Makes such a difference!


Nice.

At least now you won't be second guessing your putter fitting and or purchase anymore!




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